Tag Archives: Hawkesbury Canoe Classic

Jostling for pole position in the Wenonah

Mission Accomplished – Hawkesbury Canoe Classic 2013

The 111km Hawkesbury Canoe Classic is tough for all competitors. It’s not just the distance, it’s the challenge of doing if throughout the night when your body thinks, quite adamantly,…

2010 - FP and Angelo pose before the start of HCC

Hawkesbury Canoe Classic 2013 – Unfinished Business

After my first Classic back in 2009 I decided I wanted to change my experience of the race. I wanted to put the fun back in, make it more about…

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Hawkesbury Canoe Classic 2012 – Team Fat Paddler

Another year, and another Hawkesbury Canoe Classic 111km night paddling ultra-marathon done. Only this year I wasn’t alone, with Team Fat Paddler swelling in size to 20 paddlers and 30…

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Enter Now – Hawkesbury Canoe Classic 2012

Here it comes again, that feeling of excitement as the full moon in October approaches, heralding the next Hawkesbury Canoe Classic. This spectacular event with 600+ paddlers cruising the 111km…

Captain Kuk leads the way for some serious fun in Sydney Australia

An Incredible Year for Paddling: 2011 in Review

As we embrace the start of 2012, I thought it time to look back on what has been a truly incredible year for Fat Paddling. January 2011 The year started…

The Team Fat Paddler ski boys lead the way down the river during HCC11

Video Post: Hawkesbury Canoe Classic 2011

With ten paddlers, nine boats, and twenty landcrew, Team Fat Paddler certainly made their presence felt at this years Hawkesbury Canoe Classic. The fun of a bigger group and the…

Wenonah - maker of fine performance canoes

A Big Thanks to Paddle And Portage Canoes

With the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic just days away, I spent this evening preparing the race canoe with stickers – name stickers, sponsor stickers and so on. When I finished  I…

A wet but happy Fat Paddler - any paddle is a good paddle!

Canoeing in the Rain is Better than Not Canoeing

With the 111km Hawkesbury Canoe Classic now only 4 weeks away, the need to train has become somewhat more urgent. Having been away overseas hasn’t helped either, so when the…

Wenonah Minnesota II in ultra-light graphite layup - one damn sexy boat!

Canoe Test Paddle: Wenonah Minnesota II

With Hawkesbury Canoe Classic 2011 just four months away, it was time to test the boat I’ve been looking at using for this year’s race. Like last year I’m keen…

Oh yeah, bring on the slightly blackened sausages!

Team Fat Paddler starts training for the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic

It’s amazing that 6 months have already passed since Team Fat Paddler last competed in the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic. In 2009 we had one man on the water, in 2010…

Two crazy men in a canoe - bring it!

First Training for the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic 2010

With the team now finalised for this years Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, I thought it time to hang up the kayak for a month and start getting some kms in with…

The motley crew of Team Fat Paddler for this year's Classic

Team Fat Paddler enter Hawkesbury Canoe Classic 2010

Despite promising I’d never attempt the Hawkesbury Classic again unless in a much faster craft, for some crazy reason I thought I’d try to put the fun back into the…

Hawkesbury Classic Colour and Fun

As much as the HCC turned into a gruelling night of sleep deprivation and pain, for many it’s a paddling festival of colour and fun. My land crew (Team Fat…

Random thoughts whilst paddling 111km down the Hawkesbury River

When you kayak a long distance on your own, you inevitably have meandering thoughts about many things ranging from current muscular pain to family to why your bow wake is…